Root Canal Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

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Dr. Kimmelman does advanced endodontic therapy at his Downtown Colorado Springs dental office, commonly known as root canal therapy. This treatment saves and repairs a damaged or badly decayed tooth instead of removing it.

Root Canal Colorado Springs

The steps of a Root Canal:

  1. The infected pulp (containing nerves and blood vessels) is removed through a small access hole
  2. The inside chamber and canals of the tooth are then cleaned, enlarged, and shaped to accept the filling material
  3. Next, the inside chamber of the tooth and canals are sealed with a permanent material called gutta-percha
  4. Finally, a post is inserted in some cases, followed by a final restoration for structural support and sealing of the access hole.

Common causes for a tooth to need this procedure

  • Deep tooth decay or cavities
  • Dental trauma or injuries
  • Fractured tooth exposing the pulp chamber

The infection associated with a tooth that needs this treatment can cause the following problems:

  • The infection can destroy the bone around the tooth and can spread from one to another
  • Swelling that may affect other areas of the face and neck

Signs you might need this procedure:

  • Severe toothache upon biting or chewing
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling of the gums – possibly with a pimple-like head on the swelling
  • Recurring sores on the gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office as soon as possible to make an appointment with Dr. Kimmelman to have your tooth examined.

Root canal therapy to save a tooth is the treatment of choice to preserve your natural tooth, with a 95% success rate. The alternative choice would be to remove the tooth and replace it with a dental implant, bridge, or removable partial to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting and restore chewing capabilities.

How to prevent needing this treatment:

  • Regular check-ups allow hidden tooth decay to be noticed before it damages the pulp of the tooth
  • Wear a  custom-made professional night guard to prevent fractures and injuries.

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